IFFY ONUORA refused to get over-excited about Town's win but he admitted: "We've given ourselves a great chance of reaching the final."
The 36-year-old was a play-off loser with Town 12 years ago against Peterborough, when Town conceded a last-minute equaliser away from home before losing at Leeds Road.
Even though Onuora has been a winner since with Gillingham in the post-season knockout, he has learned never to count footballing chickens before they are hatched.
"I know it's a terrible cliche, but it is only half time," said Onuora.
"You would never go celebrating at half time in a normal match, so we are not going to do that in this semi-final, but we have given ourselves a great chance of going through to the final.
"Having won the away leg, it really is in our hands now and, having missed out so disappointingly on automatic promotion, we all want to make sure of taking the next step at the McAlpine.
"There will be a big crowd down to support us, it will be another great occasion for the club and we'll be doing all we can to make sure it's a celebration."
Onuora accepts it's still going to be a very close call against a Lincoln side who are capable of fast counter attacks and murderous set pieces.
"No-one is going to lie down and give you victory cheaply in a play-off semi and that's the last thing we expect from Lincoln," he added.
"It will be tense and nervy, because these games always are, and we are preparing for another huge battle, because Lincoln will be determined to throw everything at us.
"But we will have 11 lads willing to put their bodies on the line for the cause, we've got tremendous spirit in the team and the club and, hopefully, that will help to carry us through to the final."